Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Days 16 and 17 - Bauer - Getting it done (with very little time tospare)
Monday. Another early morning ride to the airport. I find myself daydreaming about getting the run done.
It is a good day, productive, but it is hard not stare out of the conference room, with a window view of the Hudson River, without further thought of getting the run done.
Meetings are followed by a dinner that stretches until 11 PM! I am beginning to worry that my day has finally managed to get in Marcothon's way. Throwing digestion to the wind, I quickly change and head out along the river walk in Jersey City. I had hoped I would be in NYC, with a chance at my old lunchtime route in Central Park. This was a new perspective, with a view of the Freedom Tower and a halfway point of Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty.
I finish 4 miles just before midnight. I know Tuesday will be just as busy, with a late flight home, so after a quick 6 hours of sleep, I head out for 3 more - and it is snowing! My beautiful views from the still of the night before are replaced with a foggy visage and a whipping wind off the river. It is crowded New Jersey, so I pass at least a half dozen others out for the same punishment. I wonder to myself if they, like me, are just getting their Marcothon miles done before their days get in the way.